Space-obsessed 12-year-old Paola Santiago and her two best friends, Emma and Dante, know the rule: Stay away from the river - a schoolmate of theirs drowned a year ago. But, she hatches a plan to test her telescope there and enters a nightmare.
This is a beautiful fantasy-adventure story that starts at the crossroads of adventure—we witness the ushering-in of a new generation of heroes after the former heroes saved the kingdom, and of course this next generation of heroes have their own journeys to follow. Our young protagonist takes a journey of finding his strength in what he loves, music and magic, as he strives to become a bard in the shadow of a threat to his kingdom, of course finding friends along the way. This is your next great fantasy adventure with an awesome music-based magic system and charming characters that will make you smile!
(Graphic Novel, Ages 8+) - Reviewed by Isabel